The iPhone X phenomenon is taking over the internet, and why not? It is Apple’s latest flagship mobile invention featuring an OLED display, Face ID recognition, TrueDepth front-facing camera, and an insanely robust A11 Bionic processing chip.
Ever since its debut here on November 24, consumers have been lapping it up like it’s the hottest thing since aviator sunglasses. The crazy price tag does not seem to stop Malaysians from buying it, although many would take the trouble to hunt for the cheapest possible way to own one.
Is Buying Abroad Worth It?
If you’re thinking of looking for your iPhone X abroad, here’s a rough comparison for you: Hong Kong retails at RM4,485, Singapore retails at RM4,985, Thailand retails at RM5,080, Malaysia retails at RM5,149, and Philippines retails at RM5,214.
It appears that Hong Kong may be cheapest in the region, but before you make your ad hoc travel plan, you’ve gotta ask yourself if the price over there merits a trip. A simple conservative calculation will show you that paying for a round-trip flight, hotel accommodation, transport, and food would cost more than buying the device in Malaysia.
But the real difficulty lies in the warranty. Even if the iPhone X is covered by international warranty on paper, Apple may restrict warranty service for its products to the country where it was originally bought. You can read the clause here.
If you’re can’t stomach forking out more than RM5,000 upfront, you’ve still got a range of postpaid plans to choose from. If you want the best value for just the right amount of data, your best bet is to go with Digi. Although the device price upfront costs a little more than say, Celcom, you would effectively still be paying less every month, enabling you to save more over a term of 24 months.
You should choose your postpaid plan carefully as you’ll be committed to it for a long time. For more information on Digi, just go to https://new.digi.com.my!